‘A Life of Small Consequence’ is a cogent examination of the life of the author against the background of an educational system with which he is intimately knowledgeable of. Michael Angelo’s life as an educator has deeply influenced his experience and perception as an individual outside of the classroom. Throughout of the entire book his identification of his role as a teacher dominates the molding of his character and development of personal relationships. His professional and personal experiences interwoven within a mosaic of insights and revelations makes his life worth knowing. In this compelling narrative he shares the tide of events, both successful and failed, that he participated in as vast changes swept the profession.
It is both an eloquent memoir and critical self-analysis of an educator’s travails in his passage through life. His multifaceted role as: teacher; labor activist and Board of Education member exposes the reader to a perspective observed quite rarely within the educational realm.
About the Author
Michael Angelo received a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College in 1960, followed by a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts in 1964. He was awarded a Doctorate in international Education(Ph.D.) from New York University in 1993. As a teacher, labor leader, educational consultant and member of a Board of Education he has almost five decades of experience in these respective arenas of endeavor. He is author of ‘The Sikh Diaspora: Tradition and Change in an Immigrant Community’ and ‘Thirty-Three Years Before the Mast: The Observations and Experiences of an Unrepentant Sensei.’